Scoring and Sound Design Contest 2

Scoring and Sound Design Contest 2

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:00pm
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Submission is now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who entered!

CONTEST CONCEPT
Provide all audio for the accompanying clip from the animated film Sintel (© copyright Blender Foundation). It is 58 seconds long with a frame rate of 24FPS.

Compose and record an original music score, and provide all sound design elements. Any virtual instruments or sound effect libraries are permissible. You may work alone, but we strongly encourage you to collaborate with other Berklee students. If you are a composer, team up with a sound designer. If you are a sound designer, team up with a composer.

ELIGIBILITY:
Any currently enrolled Berklee student as of Spring 2014. Only one entry will be accepted per person or per team. You may not submit your score or sound design track in multiple entries. Make your entry your best work, and form the best team possible.

CONTEST CRITERIA:
Your submission will be judged in the following categories.

Score:
• Dramatic treatment
• Musicality
• Quality of production & mix

Sound Design:
• Creativity
• Believability
• Quality of production & mix

Overall Audio:
• Integration between the score and sound design
• Balance between score and sound design elements

ENTRY FORMAT & SUBMISSION:
Your entry will be an audio file containing both score and sound design. Your audio file must line up with the first frame of the clip.

Submission opens on Friday, February 21 and closes on Monday, March 3 at midnight.

ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED – DON'T EVEN ASK!

CONTEST SUPPORT
Regardless of your major or level of experience we hope you will participate in this contest. The Learning Center has many events, classes, workshops and peer trainers available to assist you with the technical and aesthetic logistics of this contest. In addition, as outlined below, we will have prizes specifically for freshmen participants.

All of our offerings can be found online at: http://learningcenter.berklee.edu

PRIZES:
We have many great prizes from our sponsors iZotope and MOTU. Prizes will be structured as follows:

Grand Prize

  • Composer
    iZotope Alloy, Ozone, Nectar
    MOTU Track 16, Ethno
    Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    iZotope Iris, RX, Trash
    MOTU Mach 5
    3 PSP Audioware plug-ins
    Scorbit membership

Second Place  

  • Composer
    iZotope Alloy, Ozone
    Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    iZotope Iris, RX
    Scorbit membership

Rookie of the Year

  • Composer
    iZotope Ozone
    MOTU Symphonic Instrument
    Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    iZotope RX
    MOTU Masterworks Collection
    Scorbit membership




(Note on prizes: Rookie of the Year will be award to the freshmen with the best submission. However, the judges will not be told the semester level of
the finalists so every entrant, including freshmen are in the running for the Grand Prize package).

SUBMISSION:
Entries will be submitted via Google Drive.

1. Craft your final mix. Bounce as a full resolution .WAV file at 48kHz 24 bit.

2. Name this audio file using your Berklee student ID#. If it is a collaboration, use both ID #’s separated by a hyphen. (i.e. 0123456.WAV or 0123456-0111111.WAV)

3. Upload mix to your Google Drive. Once upload is complete, click Share. Change Sharing Settings so that anyone with the link may access. Copy this link to your clipboard.

4. Head to learningcenter.berklee.edu and fill out the contest submission form in full. Paste share link into the appropriate field.

5. You will receive a confirmation email. See you at the contest showcase on Tuesday, April 1!

CONNECTING SOUND & PICTURE NETWORKING EVENT:
Are you a Berklee student Composer, Sound Designer or Visual Media Artist? Then you are invited to participate in Connecting Sound & Picture, a networking event hosted by  the Berklee College of Music Learning Center in collaboration with the Film Scoring Department
and co-sponsored by student orginizations the Sound Design Network, the Film Scoring Network, the Women's Film Initiative and the
Video Game Music Club.


This event is a great opportunity to meet future collaborators and find a partner to work with on your entry for the Scoring and Sound
Design Contest. You will have a chance to play and listen to demo reels, network and exchange marketing materials such as CDs, DVDs
and business cards. Pro Arts and other area college visual media students are also invited to attend.


More info on the networking event at csp.berklee.edu.

For updates, please join our e-mail list.

E-mail Blair Pershyn at bpershyn@berklee.edu with any questions. Good luck!

1: Grand Prize Winner Photo

Jeffrey Gaiser (Composer)
Lucas Alexiades (Sound Designer)

  • Composer
    iZotope Alloy, Ozone, Nectar
    MOTU Track 16, Ethno
    Scorbit membership
  • Sound Designer
    iZotope Iris, RX, Trash
    MOTU Mach 5
    3 PSP Audioware plug-ins
    Scorbit membership

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3 iZotope Iris iZotope Iris
iZotope RX2iZotope Ozone 5 (part of Mix & Master bundle)iZotope Alloy 2 (part of Mix & Master bundle)   iZotope Stutter Edit
Motu   Motu

3: Third Prize Winner Photo

Hyun Kim
(Composer & Sound Designer)    

  • iZotope Ozone, RX
    MOTU Symphonic Instrument
    MOTU Masterworks Collection
    Scorbit membership

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3    IK Multimedia Total Studio 3  iZotope IrisiZotope Iris
Motu

2: Second Place Winner Photo

Dante Obi Ibe
(Composer & Sound Designer)

  • iZotope Alloy, Ozone, Iris, RX
    Scorbit membership

IK Multimedia Total Studio 3    IK Multimedia Total Studio 3    iZotope Iris iZotope Iris
Motu

4,5,6,7: Finalist Photo

Finalists (from L to R): Eiji John Mitsuta, Evan Low Jun Feng, Hyun Kim, Dante Obi Ibe, Jeffrey Gaiser, Lucas Alexiades, Andres Gutierrez, Davey Ronaldo, Jesse Garcia, Perrine Vergile, Austin DeVries, Hyungbo Sim, Dahye Kim, WaiSing Kong

After receiving 40 submissions for our second annual Scoring & Sound Design contest, where students scored a clip from the movie Sintel (© copyright Blender Foundation), we managed to narrow the competition down to 9 finalists whose entries really stood out to us. Each finalist had their submission priemered in front of an audience of peers, faculty, and staff and was given an opportunity to explain their creative process and any collaborative efforts. In the end, Jeffrey Gaiser and Lucas Alexiades took home the grand prize while Dante Obi Ibe claimed second place and freshman Hyun Kim won our Rookie of the Year award.

A huge thanks goes out to all who made this semester's contest an overwhelming success.